TMS Weekly Update 2018-2019

November 30th 2018

Book Fair Support

Thank you for supporting this year's book fair. We will use to the proceeds from Scholastic for classroom and our school library.

New Facebook Page

We have created a new Facebook page. Instead of friending the facebook profile you are currently used to visiting, please LIKE this page:


https://www.facebook.com/TyngsboroughMiddleSchool/


If you were friends of the old page previously, you have already been converted to a like on the new page.

Upcoming Dates at TMS

NOVEMBER

Friday, November 30 - Trimester 1 Report Cards


DECEMBER

Wednesday, December 5 - Early Release Day; All students dismissed at 10:55am

Tuesday, December 11th- Extreme Dunk Show Magazine/Cookie Dough Fundraiser main event

Friday, December 14 - Gr. 7 Field Trip to see "A Christmas Carol" at North Shore Music Theater, Beverly, MA

Friday, December 21 - Early Release Day; All TMS students will be dismissed at 10:55am

Monday, December 24 - Tuesday, January 1 - Winter Break

Adopt-a-Family Program Food Donation Drive - December 3-7

The Adopt-a-Family program has been in existence for over forty years and provides assistance to needy families within our community during the holidays.


So far this year at TMS, we've collected hundreds of dollars in donations with our Halloween Dress Up Day, as well as our recent Pumpkin Launching/Trebuchet activity. Thank you to all participants for your generous donations!


In addition to these monetary donations, we are looking to collect canned goods and non-perishable items to help our neighbors in need during the holidays.


Thanks to our 8th Grade students at their recent Harvest Feast event, our food collection is off to a great start. We will be continuing our food collection next week, December 3rd-7th. Please consider bringing in a canned good or non-perishable food item. The food collection boxes will be located in our front lobby area.


Last year our Adopt-a-Family program was able to assist over 100 needy families and elderly community members by providing a meal, as well as gifts for children and teens who might otherwise go without.


Through your generous contributions we hope to continue this great tradition of giving for our neighbors in need.

Adopt A Family Community Raffle Tickets

$1 for 3 tickets

$5 for 16 tickets


Stop by each school for the raffle


Lucky winners will be announced on December 7th

Adopt a Family Raffle Baskets

Adopt A Family 2018

Raffle Items


  1. Lawndale Farm Christmas Tree Gift Certificate

  2. Gift Wrap Helper

  3. Heaven in a Basket

  4. Cheers (Includes 2 bottles of wine)

  5. Pre-Prom Basket (2 Prom Tickets and other essentials)

  6. 2 Boston Celtics Tickets-January 7, 2019 vs. Brooklyn Nets

  7. $100 Cash

  8. Home Sweet Home Sign & Coupon

  9. Game Night #1

  10. Crayola

  11. Target Gift Card Tree

  12. J&B Butcher Gift Certificate

  13. Yankee Candle #1

  14. Yankee Candle #2

  15. Date Night

  16. Game Night #2

  17. Sullivan Farms

  18. Spa Basket

Robotics is Back

The TMS robotics team is back for its second year and we are looking to build on last year's success. We are looking for new members to join the team and we are are also looking for some financial help. We could really use some donations from high tech companies to help fund our team. The starting price for a returning team is $1,500. Last year we were lucky enough to have a couple of companies donate money which gave us the ability to field two teams (THS and TMS). We are hoping to get similar support this year, so if you work for a high tech company or know someone who does, and that company is willing to donate please let Mr.Boisvert at THS know! adam.boisvert@tyngsboroughps.org

We are also accepting Box Tops to help raise money. Our first TMS robotics meeting was held on Tuesday November 27th. If your child wasn't able to make the meeting, please contact Mr.Boisvert with any questions.

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The Next Offering from SEPAC

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 7:00-9:00pm

Location: Tyngsborough Middle School Library or Main Office Conference Room

RSVP to: Rachel Leo, Tyngsborough SEPAC Chair - rachel.leo@comcast.net

MCAS: Access and Achievement for Students with Disabilities

Speaker: Federation for Children with Special Needs (www.fcsn.org)

This workshop introduces the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) and how children with disabilities can participate in meaningful ways in MCAS. This is a very important workshop because every student needs to pass the MCAS to graduate high school. MCAS begins in the Third Grade through High School.

All Tyngsborough SEPAC meetings are free and open to the public.


Thank you Mr. Bellerose for Pumpkin Tossing Fun

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Washington DC for Eighth Graders

The Washington DC trip is a great experience for our eighth graders. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to connect their learning to travel, be with their friends in a non-school setting and see our nation's capital. Trip information is found HERE. Mr. Maslanka heads up the trip and you can find more information on his BLOG. Financial assistance is available, contact christopher.pollet@tyngsboroughps.org


REGISTRATION ENDS PRIOR TO THE WINTER BREAK.


We currently have 92 students signed up for the 8th grade Washington DC trip. All TMS students and families participating in the trip must agree to the TMS behavior agreement. The document is here: TMS agreement to travel


There is a link to an electronic agreement on the document, and that is also located here:

Attention Eighth Graders and Yearbooks for sale

Attention 8th Graders! The Yearbook Club needs your favorite baby photo! Please email your baby photo with your name to Ms. Cirrone, michelle.cirrone@tyngsboroughps.org, or use the link below to upload directly! Baby photos will be collected until December 7th.

https://goo.gl/9VCs8D

Thank you! - The Yearbook Club


Order your 2018-2019 TMS yearbook today! Yearbooks are now on sale for the lowest price of the year, saving you $5. They will be $25 until December 31st! Checks can be written out to Tyngsborough Middle School, or ordering can be done online at http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01064349 !

Any questions, please email michelle.cirrone@tyngsboroughps.org

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Athletic Information

Starting this past Monday, November 26th winter sports kicked off its season. We are looking forward to another successful season. Below are helpful links.


Winter Sports Schedules

Schedules can be found on: www.mwlma.org Learn how to sign-up for text alerts.

You can find other athletic office information through our website at http://www.tyngsboroughps.org/pages/Tyngsborough/Departments/Athletics

Application for Free and Reduced lunch is available on the Tyngsboro High School Athletic Website

WINTER SPORTS PICTURES (for all athletes that play at the high school level): will take place on Thursday, December 13th after school in HS Gymnasium, Swim pictures to follow at the Gr. Lowell Tech.Pool. Picture order envelopes will be sent home through the mail.

THE BIG RED WRESTLING Tournament In honor of Detective/Sergeant Gregory Kasabian will take place on:

Saturday, December 15th starting at 9:00am in the High School (Kelleher) Gymnasium

Cost: $5.00 for Adults $3.00 for Students/Sr. Citizens. Children 10 years and under are free w/adult

Sports Offered at the High School Level

Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Wrestling *Coop w/ N. Middlesex High School, Swimming & Dive *Coop w/Groton/Dunstable HS, Ice Hockey-Coop w/Dracut HS (all players must register and pay online through Dracut Family ID), Gymnastics Coop w/Chelmsford HS and Alpine Downhill Skiing Coop/Groton/Dunstable HS.

Sports Offered at the Middle School Level

Girls Basketball 6th & 7th & *8th, Boys Basketball 6th, 7th & *8th Grade and *8th Grade Boys Wrestling & Ice Hockey.

Library Open House

Annual Holiday Open House
Tyngsborough Public Library
Monday, December 3
4:30-7:30 pm

Please join the Staff, Trustees & Friends of the Tyngsborough Public
Library for our annual
Holiday Open House. Featuring Lauren Chaney, who will perform holiday
and seasonal music
on piano, accordion and violin from 5-7 p.m. Bring family and friends to
share an evening of holiday treats, music and spirited conversation.
Children welcome!

No RSVP required. Just stop by. Feel free to share the attached
invitation with staff, families, and friends.
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Tyngsborough Middle School

Welcome to the Tyngsborough Middle School! TMS encompasses approximately 375 students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Our faculty strives to provide students with rigorous academics as well as opportunities for enrichment and involvement in the greater community. We encourage you to explore this website to see all of the great things happening here. On behalf of our school, we welcome your involvement and encourage you to become part of the TMS community.